News

The latest news from Newnham’s Fellows, alumnae, students and staff.

Dr Catherine Seville

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Dr Catherine Seville

Dr Catherine Seville MA, BMus, LLM, PhD Fellow and Director of Studies, Reader in Law 1963-2016 It is with great sadness I announce that Dr Catherine Seville died suddenly at home. Catherine was an…

Read More

Artist Sinta Tantra in the corridor at Newnham

Art project inspired by history of Newnham unveiled

An art project inspired by the history of Newnham College has been unveiled. Award-winning artist Sinta Tantra was commissioned by the women’s college to create an installation stretching the length of the historic red…

Read More

A stunning view of Yates Thompson

Google Street View captures 360-degree footage of Newnham

Google Street View came to the University of Cambridge last summer to record footage of Newnham’s spectacular library, stunning gardens and Clough Hall, our impressive formal dining hall. The behind-the-scenes shots provide 360-degree views…

Read More

Photograph of Professor Beglan Birand Togrol

Death of Professor Beglan Birand Togrol, Honorary Fellow

Honorary Fellow Professor Beglan Birand Togrol, pictured, passed away on 19 January 2016 in Istanbul after a heart ailment. She was born on March 1st 1927 in Istanbul and earned bachelor degrees in English…

Read More

Watercolour image of proposed plan

Planning application submitted to seek permission to replace ‘outdated’ student accommodation

Newnham College has submitted a planning application to Cambridge City Council to seek permission to replace ‘outdated’ student accommodation with new student facilities. The College has requested approval to demolish Strachey, an existing outdated…

Read More

Photograph of Professor Linda M McDowell

Newnhamites featured in New Year Honours List

Newnham is delighted to announce that the following Newnhamites were named as receiving awards in the New Year Honours List 2016: Professor Henrietta L Moore (NC 1979) FRSA was appointed DBE for services to…

Read More

Photograph of Patsy Glazebrook

College nurse awarded British Empire Medal in Queen’s New Year Honours

Newnham’s College nurse has been awarded a British Empire Medal on the New Year Honours list. Patsy Glazebook is vice president of the Sick Children’s Trust, which opened Acorn House at Addenbrooke’s in Cambridge…

Read More

A photograph of the Essay Prizewinners

Newnham College Essay Prizes open for submissions

Newnham’s annual essay prize competition is now open and includes a new category with a £500 award for the best entry on the role of feminism today. Prizes in Engineering, History, Biological Sciences, Physical…

Read More

A photograph of students outside the theatre in London

Newnham students meet Oscar-winner Nicole Kidman at exclusive Q&A session

A group of Newnham students met Oscar-winner Nicole Kidman at an exclusive Q&A session with the cast of Photograph 51. Thanks to a generous donation by Fellows of the College, six students travelled to…

Read More

Playwright Anna Ziegler

Playwright Anna Ziegler visits Newnham to talk about Photograph 51

The woman who wrote a smash-hit play about pioneering scientist Rosalind Franklin visited Newnham to talk about her work. Oscar-winner Nicole Kidman has been winning rave reviews for her portrayal of Franklin in the…

Read More